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Problem Solving With Data

3-week online program
2.5 credits
Remote
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FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)

In this challenge, you will attain hands-on experience in analyzing a dataset, and publishing powerful and informative visualizations that provide stakeholders with actionable insights. Through this process, you will learn to translate the language of data into the language of business as you join the next generation of data scientists.

duration
3-week online program
study module
Remote
Application deadline
14th of September
Program fee
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)
€300 €100 one time fee
ects
2.5 credits
KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks that has been committed to improving economic, social, and environmental living conditions across the globe on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1948.

KfW is actively involved in the issues that will shape the world of tomorrow. They promote wind farms, infrastructure projects, schools, and hospitals because meaningful and sustainable projects are part of their mission. As a bank, they are committed to responsibility. KfW supports people, countries, and institutions who think ahead and are motivated to take action, driving our society toward the future. This profile is what clearly sets KfW apart from other commercial banks.

Open Challenges

Problem Solving With Data

In this challenge, you will attain hands-on experience in analyzing a dataset, and publishing powerful and informative visualizations that provide stakeholders with actionable insights. Through this process, you will learn to translate the language of data into the language of business as you join the next generation of data scientists.

Deadline to apply:
14th of September
Remote
3-week online program
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)
deposit/refundable
2.5 credits
ECTS
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How You'll Learn

Our mission is to help you navigate the fast-changing world by building the skillset and mindset to make a sustainable impact on the future. That’s why we offer cutting-edge, intensive, and practice-based Open Challenges, delivered 100% online by Subject Matter Experts. Our certificates give you the resources to upskill, boost your career prospects, and unlock your full potential. The certificates are stackable, meaning that you can use the credits earned towards one of our degree programs.

Learn by doing
Experience real "learning by doing" in an international environment
Network and community
Engage your network and new global community to speed up your impact and get noticed
Guidance
Receive guidance from industry leaders and mentors who are already thriving in successful careers
Remote-first
Grow your network with peers from around the world in a remote-first setting

What You'll Learn

The challenge is made up of 7 milestones. Each of these steps has its own outcome and brings you closer to solving problems with data. By the end of the challenge, you´ll have conducted your own data research process and developed a well-designed problem definition based on the insights about your users. These competencies will help you to move to the next phase of developing your product.

Milestone
1
:
Setting the scene: industry, dataset, context

In this milestone, your task will be to select from a curated collection of datasets spanning a range of industries/sectors. Based upon this selection, you will create a profile of the company/organization to whom this dataset applies and define a) the target audience within the company/organization for presenting your data insights; b) how the data may affect company operations; and c) the optimal presentation format and structure, given (a) and (b).

Milestone
2
:
Laying the foundations

In this milestone, you will gain proficiency in Tableau, a widely-used data analysis cross-platform and visualization technology that enables users to publish data to the web. In addition, there will be a review of basic statistical techniques and concepts applied in the data analysis project phases.

Milestone
3
:
Getting to know your data: key features and trends

In this milestone, you will perform a high-level analysis of your dataset. What are the salient features? Any trends/patterns in the data that are not only of interest to you but could potentially offer crucial insights to a company? This exploratory phase will enable you to develop a research question for the project.

Milestone
4
:
Research question definition

After preliminary exploring the dataset, you should feel prepared to formulate a research question that's answered through further analysis. The focus for this milestone will be to determine a critical issue you wish to investigate and compile a list of supporting questions that will help you discover patterns in the data.

Milestone
5
:
Research question-driven data analysis

In this milestone, you will take a more fine-grained approach to examine your dataset, guided by the questions formulated in Milestone 4, and write a brief summary of your findings. Throughout this process, you may take the opportunity to iterate over these questions and refine/reframe them as necessary and create basic visualizations to assist with the analysis.

Milestone
6
:
Data visualization and publishing

A picture can be worth a thousand words. Therefore, based on your Milestone 5 findings, you will produce and publish visually compelling (and easy-to-understand) visualizations.

Milestone
7
:
Pitch your insights

In this final milestone, you will have the opportunity to distill your insights into a brief, industry-targeted presentation. The goal will be not merely to inform but also to persuasively articulate your research findings in non-technical, business-oriented terms.

Who is This Program For

Open Challenge participants come from a variety of different professional and experiential backgrounds. The common thread is that they all want to make a sustainable impact and further their professional development.

You want to become...
A Business Intelligence Analyst
A Researcher
A Product Manager
A Marketing Manager

Open Challenges in a Nutshell

3-week online program
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)
10–15h weekly workload
2.5 credits
ECTS
(transferable to the PM SET)
Limited cohort of 25 change makers
Weekly challenge discussion
Starts on:
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Slack community
Certificate

Upon successfully completing the challenge, you'll receive a digital certificate that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

Program starts

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Keep these dates in mind.

Application deadline (limited seats)
until
14th of September
Confirmation of participation
until
19th of September 202
Challenge starts
on
September 19, 2022

Data analysis is essential to make decisions and have an impact at scale. Without modern data acquisition tools and a competency for analyzing that data, the health of our world’s systems, both natural and human-made, is at peril.

Sam Tymorek

Software Engineer in Sustainable Technology, AI, & Creative Tech

Meet Your Challenge Owner

Dr. Thomas Funke General

Program Director, Co-Founder & CEO of ToU

Academic and entrepreneur, Dr. Thomas Funke is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences. Funke has always been an impassioned entrepreneur and also holds over 15 years of experience in the education sector. Thomas is building the university for a better tomorrow to help change makers and aspiring sustainable leaders make an impact on our future.

Your ToU Journey
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